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First Look: Forno Kitchen + Bar

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: Forno Kitchen + Bar

Forno Kitchen + Bar, located at 721 North High Street, has opened its doors. Sister restaurant of popular watering hole Short North Pint House, Forno’s food is cooked in a stone-fired oven (hence the name, which translates to ‘oven’ in Italian), with the menu including an array of pizzas, small plates, and and a heavily-stocked drink […]

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Blue Top Asian Fusion Opens in Kenny Center Mall

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Blue Top Asian Fusion Opens in Kenny Center Mall

Blue Top Asian Fusian, a new Chinese restaurant, has opened at 1178 Kenny Centre Mall in the former Thai Taste location. The restaurant, owned by Lei Liu and son James Wang, serves a blend between new and traditional Chinese food, available for sit-down, takeout, and catering. Liu and Wang first started looking for a space […]

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First Look: The Guild House Debuts

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: The Guild House Debuts

Cameron Mitchell has brought his third concept to the Short North. The Guild House, at 624 N. High Street, sits right across the street from sister restaurants The Pearl and Marcella’s, within the new Le Meridien The Joseph hotel. Chuck Kline, VP of Operations, describes the Guild House as the “polished sister to the Pearl.”  […]

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The Guild House Opens in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Guild House Opens in The Short North

The Le Meridien Columbus The Joseph hotel has delayed its opening by a few days, but the hotel’s restaurant is still on track for launch today. The Guild House is the 12th local concept developed Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, and the company’s third restaurant located in the Short North. “During the past 22 years, we’ve introduced several […]

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Over 60 New Restaurants Opened in Columbus in 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Over 60 New Restaurants Opened in Columbus in 2014

At the end of every calendar year, we compile a list of all of the restaurants that opened (as well as those that closed). It’s a CU tradition that dates back to 2009, and while some lists have been pretty robust (we counted 50 new restaurants in 2011), 2014 takes the crown with the most […]

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Cincinnati-based Nada Opens in Arena District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Cincinnati-based Nada Opens in Arena District

Contemporary Mexican sit-down restaurant Nada has opened in the new Columbia Gas headquarters building. The taco-slinging locale has been undergoing extensive construction for the past six months, and has finally opened its cherry-stained wooden doors this past Saturday. Nada is the sister to Cincinnati-based Italian eateries Boca and Sotto, all residing under ownership of Boca […]

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Best New Restaurant of 2014: Bareburger

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best New Restaurant of 2014: Bareburger

2014 was a very good year for dining out in Columbus. Not only have many classic restaurants continued to update their menus and reinvent themselves, we’ve also seen a plethora of brand new establishments open all throughout the calendar year. And the new restaurants aren’t just great in terms of quantity, many are also of […]

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